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The Month in Review September 2021

The Month in Review September 2021

Putting things into Perspective “My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.” ― Mizuta Masahide (17th century Japanese poet and samurai) We are finally exiting the third wave of COVID-19 and our world has shifted drastically. Most of us have been impacted as 2020 was a challenging year and 2021 thus far […]

e-Commerce and the Amazon Effect. Can we anticipate a shift in warehouse distribution to urban areas? What about temporary storage?

e-Commerce and the Amazon Effect. Can we anticipate a shift in warehouse distribution to urban areas? What about temporary storage?

They call it the Amazon effect, essentially it refers to the way large e-Commerce companies, such as Amazon, disrupt traditional markets and business models and impact the entire retail “ecosystem” as consumer demands shifts. The pandemic resulted in significant accelerated growth of e-Commerce in Africa with countries like Kenya, South Africa and Mozambique experiencing a […]

The Month in Review August 2021

The Month in Review August 2021

Digging Deeper into the Office sector as an Investment Option, and a Look at the International Investment Trend of Reitz Companies into Eastern European Markets Digging Deeper into the Office Sector This month we look at the office sector in more detail as we are seeing opportunity in what has been considered a very unattractive […]

Demand and Supply are Converging in Residential Markets

Demand and Supply are Converging in Residential Markets

Demand and Supply are Converging in Residential Markets, however, is it too Early to Call it a Seller’s Market? A period of uncertainty coupled with market concerns has left the industry in a rut. Even though there are predictions of an imminent correction in the residential market, the statistics are not supporting this. Upon examining […]

The Month in Review July 2021

The Month in Review July 2021

Widespread destruction of Property, Ratings Agency Downgrades. Is it Time to Revisit “Offices” as a Potential Investment Opportunity? For Commercial Property Landlords, particularly those heavily invested in KwaZulu-Natal and major townships in Gauteng, the riots that took place from 9 to 16 July were the worst in recent history. The International visuals of Durban CBD […]

FAQs from First-Time Commercial Tenants

FAQs from First-Time Commercial Tenants

In today’s blog post, we will be delving into some questions commonly asked by first-time commercial tenants: 1. What is GLA? Why does this space seem smaller than the specified size? Rentable area is another term for gross lettable area (or GLA). This is the space that a commercial property landlord bases their rent and […]

June’s Real Estate Review

June’s Real Estate Review

Can you claim your home office as a tax deduction and where are we going with Interest Rates as the economy shows some recovery? We are nearly half-way through the year and June has been one of the most awkward months so far. On the one hand the early part of 2021 showed a marked […]

At a Glance – Does the Deal Make Sense?

At a Glance – Does the Deal Make Sense?

In this week’s blog we identify ways of looking at deals upfront from various angles to see whether the investment could work before investing further time and money into the transaction The decision whether to invest in an income generating property can be complex and the parameters set by individual buyers does vary.  It is […]

The Month in Review May 2021

The Month in Review May 2021

The SA property market remains fairly buoyant in the first half of 2021. Listed stock averaged around 20% recovery as of early May 2021, which is also one of the strongest worldwide (however, this must be viewed against an overall average drop of 35% value last year).  Moneyweb has detailed our recovery against international markets […]

9 Relevant Tips for Commercial Property Investors 

9 Relevant Tips for Commercial Property Investors 

The commercial property market has seen some interesting changes and is experiencing a fresh buoyancy as markets worldwide start opening and economies experience recovery. There is a lot of activity with fund managers restructuring their portfolios, clearing out unwanted stock, with sellers doing likewise, and buyers hunting for opportunities at a good price. We have […]


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